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Werner Herzog: Signs of Life

The filmmaker and seer speaks the language of of dreams, ravens, dwarfs, roosters, prophets . . .<p>Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav, the 18th-century Hasidic …

Literature

Should we bring back extinct species? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Within 15 years, scientists may be able to revive some recently extinct …

Biological Species

Volcano event lines up with pre-dino die-offs - Futurity

COLUMBIA U. (US) — New evidence from around the world links the abrupt disappearance of …

Zoology

'Green Pea' galaxies overflowing with light - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Rare Green Pea galaxies discovered by the general public in 2007 …

Galaxies

Study: Give animals credit for shaping society - Futurity

Animals—especially the cow, sheep, goat, pig, and horse—don't get their due for sculpting human societies throughout history, argue sociologists.

Sociology

Ape-like human ancestor stirs debate - Futurity

BOSTON U. / DUKE (US) — New analysis of a pair of 1.98 million year …

Why are insect and human brains so similar? - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Decision-making centers in the brains of …

King's College London

Brain scans reveal the 'signature' of pain - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — In the first objective measure of pain, scientists find that its …

The Brain

Researchers increase lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries

Technology has advanced markedly since the dawn of the silicon age, but our portable gadgets and gizmos are still largely held back by the …

Clean Energy

Print your own InMoov animatronic robot

InMoov started out as just an arm and hand, but Langevin has started to work on a head and torso for his creation. We've seen some remarkable hobby …

Arduino

DARPA launches $2,000,000 Robotics Challenge

Attention, BEAR, MABEL, and SAFFiR: You may be able to win your makers two million bucks! That’s the amount that DARPA is offering to the victorious …

Robotics

Shades of Terminator as PETMAN tests hazmat suit

In order to test the durability of hazmat suits, the robot would have to perform rigorous tests like running, jumping, crouching, and crawling. When …

Robotics

Festo demonstrates BionicOpter dragonfly robot

Even the largest member of the Odonata clan (a damselfly named Megaloprepus caerulatus) is no match for Festo's dragonfly-inspired BionicOpter. Its …

Robotics

Squid beak-inspired material could find use in medical implants

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to squid beaks, but they actually possess a pretty interesting quality. While the end of the beak is hard …

Case Western Reserve University

Hama Wi-Fi Data Reader transfers photos to your iPad wirelessly

With the proliferation of smart-cameras, cameras with wireless capabilities and Wi-Fi memory cards, it's never been easier to get your images where …

Wi-Fi

MIT researchers study electro-hydrodynamic thrust

Imagine an aircraft that is silent, invisible to infrared detectors, has zero emissions and can hover in an eerie manner that helicopters can’t. Now …

Engineering

Liquid Robotics announces next generation of Wave Glider sea-going robot

Besides making the much-publicized PacX trans-Pacific crossing, the company’s “base” model of the Wave Glider (the new version of which is now known …

Researchers developing fusion rocket to slash travel time of Mars missions

There are a number of ways of getting to Mars, but the options are pretty limited if it includes having a crew on board. The obvious choice is …

Magnetism

Photon 3D scanner digitizes real world objects on your desktop

The Photon 3D scanner – which scans objects using a high definition camera and dual laser lines – is relatively small, so it can only handle objects …

Spleen-on-a-chip could treat bloodstream infections

The spleen’s job is to filter our blood. When people are critically ill or have received traumatic injuries, however, the spleen alone is sometimes …

Harvard

Self-healing “artificial leaf” produces energy from dirty water

Back in 2011, scientists reported the creation of the “world’s first practical artificial leaf” that mimics the ability of real leaves to produce …

Clean Energy

Microsoft Office for Android and iPad coming ... in late 2014?

Apple often speaks of a “post PC era.” Microsoft talks about a “PC plus era.” Each company is framing the future around its strengths, so believe …

Windows Phone

Scientists create 3D-printed copy of living rat's skeleton

Researchers at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame recently placed an anesthetized lab rat in a CT scanner, created a digital 3D model of its skeleton …

University of Notre Dame

Dutch artist 3D prints CT scan of his own skeleton

Using the latest CT scanner at Toshiba Medical Systems Europe, which can produce cross-sections of the body just half a millimeter thick, he was able …

Demonstration

New Atlas

David Nield May 1, 2018<p>Facebook just made a host of announcements at its annual F8 developer conference, reaching almost every corner of the Facebook …

Demonstration

New Atlas

David Nield May 8, 2018<p>Google just opened its annual I/O developer conference for 2018, rolling out several big announcements during the opening …

Google Pixel

Researchers turn gray matter transparent to shed light on the brain’s secrets

Many will remember the colorless colas that came and went in the early 90s. While they were nothing more than a gimmick, Stanford University …

Central Nervous System

Statoil's Norway HQ: one of the best offices in the world?

Instead of designing a single mass, Norwegian architects A-Lab conceived an office composed of five aluminum-clad tubes, arranged horizontally in an …

Architecture

DJI announces stabilized HERO mount, and camera-equipped Phantom quadcopter

One of the big selling features of the Phantom has been its included mount for the GoPro HERO actioncam. Unfortunately, as I discovered when doing my …

Drones

Paper Shooters cardboard rifle kit shoots paper ammo 75 feet

Cardboard is a remarkably versatile material and capable of being so much more than mere disposable packaging – as highlighted by the cardboard bike, …

Ammunition